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8/17/15
12:35 PM
6
Jessica Montoya Coggins
6

I used to be embarrassed by the fact that Las Vegas is one of my favorite vacation destinations, but whatever: I’m now at a point in my life where I am confident enough to embrace the weird joys of a place where the Mojave glows bright with organized chaos.

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8/7/15
12:10 PM
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Lisa Ryan
19

Everyone wants to travel like they’re rich: flying first class, staying in top resorts, dining in the world’s best restaurants, and enjoying the coolest nightlife. But unfortunately, most of us are relegated to middle seats in coach, possibly dodgy hostels, cheap street cart food, and bars riddled with drunk

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8/3/15
2:50 PM
29
Clare Kane
29

Our usual social codes disappear as soon as we get on a plane. Humans behave bizarrely in a number of ways when we’re off the ground: we watch three movies in a row without a break, eat food served in tinfoil boxes, and even talk openly to strangers.

7/17/15
11:00 AM
25

Traveling—comfortably, anyhow—requires bringing a lot of little stuff. This, in turn, requires a lot of sifting through your bag(s) to access said stuff, which can be exasperating, a little time-consuming, and straight-up frustrating. But via a well-funded Kickstarter project comes a beacon of hope.

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7/16/15
11:43 AM
19
Rose Foran
19

The Diane Sawyer interview with the then-Bruce Jenner was the first live television event I had watched in recent memory. I bought salsa and cleared it with my housemates. Their reactions to my request to commandeer the TV for the occasion oscillated between apathy and eye-roll, because at that moment, Bruce was still

7/13/15
10:50 AM
16

Everyone should absolutely try—if they want—to get out there and see the world, broaden the mind, expand ye olde horizons. But perhaps not everyone should talk about it after the fact, particularly if you’re just going to sound like a tone-deaf tryhard who desperately wants to appear cool/affluent/worldly. Don’t do

7/10/15
10:30 AM
14
Myla Fay
14

I have always been drawn to adventure, though sometimes not in healthy ways. In college I drank too much, not only because it was the norm but also for the way that normal rules disappeared and I never knew what would happen. After drinking, friends were more likely to go skinny-dipping or dance without embarrassment.

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